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Welcome to WJS Year 5!

There are lots of exciting projects and challenges for you and I hope you will have a huge amount of fun learning lots of new skills!


MRS LOFTHOUSE/ MRS COMLEY/ MRS MATTHEWS: We are very lucky that Mrs Lofthouse, Mrs Comley and Mrs Matthews will be working with us in Year 5!

MRS ROBINSON: Mrs Robinson is our Sports Coach and will be working alongside Miss Rowell and Miss Linwood during one PE session a week. 

MR SILLS: We are very lucky that Mr Sills will be joining us again in September to teach music one half term each term. We will get our first sessions after October half term.

Miss Rowell

Miss Rowell is one of the Year 5 teachers, working alongside Miss Linwood. She is in charge of leading PE for the school and is very excited to be taking children to various sporting competitions throughout the year, including girls football, Gymnastics, Cross Country and Sports Hall Athletics.

In her spare time Miss Rowell loves to go to the gym and play sport, particularly netball. She enjoys travelling, especially to sunny places! As well as this, Miss Rowell loves to spend time with her friends and family!

Make sure you pop by and say hello!

What we are learning about...

Autumn 1  Year 5 – Space Invaders

Our topic for the first half term was 'Space Invaders' where we looked forward to the challenge of sending a teddy bear into Space! Alongside this we learnt about the history of space, including finding out about the first people (and creatures) sent in to Space! We learnt about our Solar System and identified how the planets orbit the sun, as well as investigating how night and day are created. 

Autumn 2  Year 5 – Lights! Camera! Action!

During this half term our topic wass LIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION! We used Stop Motion to create our very own animations. We learnt all about camera angles, lighting and music, which all helps to create the mood and tine of the animation. We all had an amazing time!

Spring 1 Year 5 – Ancient Egyptians

This half term was all about travelling back in time to the world of Ancient Egypt. We learnt all about the mysteries of Tutankhamun's tomb and how Howard Carter discovered it (with a little help from his friends!) At the end of our topic we even created our own 'Horrible Histories' performance to show what we had learnt. It was great fun!

Spring 2 Year 5 - Amazing Americas

This half term we are going to be discovering the Americas! This topic is largely geography based where we will be learning all about the different climate zones and creating our own biome zoo!

In English we will be looking at stories from other cultures and in maths we will be moving on to fractions and percentages. Our science this half term is all about the life processes of plants and animals and we will learn how reproduction occurs. RE is based around Christianity and the relevance of Easter Sunday (it's not just about the chocolate eggs!) In PE we will be working as a team, ensuring we polish up our defending and attacking skills! There will also be plenty of creativity this half term with art based projects and computing! 

Are you ready to discover the Americas?


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Indoor: Navy/Black shorts, white T-shirt and plimsols.

Outdoor: Navy/Black jogging bottoms, white T-Shirt, Navy/Black jumper, Trainers.

Important Information

PE is on Mondays and Wednesdays so please make sure you bring the correct kit to school. Girls, you will need to tie long hair back and remove earrings. We will hopefully be going outside this half term if the weather allows so please have an outdoor kit too.

Homework consists of maths, topic and spellings and needs to be handed in on Mondays. Spellings will be set on a Tuesday and tested the following week. Your Topic and Maths homework is set on a Thursday. I would also suggest you try and read as much as you can at home, I would love to hear all about the books you have been reading.

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